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Obituary for James J. "Jim" Busa

James J. "Jim" Busa, 98, of Waltham, formerly of Belmont, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18th at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington, MA.

He was born to the late Joseph and Pasqua Busa on Monday, October 23, 1924 in Roxbury, MA, the youngest of their eight children.

Jim graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School and later enlisted in the Army, serving in the Asian Pacific Theater during World War II. After returning from the war Jim worked for St. Johnsbury Trucking and was a proud Teamster retiring in 1974 after 30 years of service. Jim’s second career was in service to the Town of Belmont as a Dispatcher for the Belmont Police Department and later as an Ambulance Driver for the Fire Department. He retired from the Town of Belmont in 1986.

As a District Commander as well as Commander of the local VFW Post 1272 in Belmont MA, Jim was a very popular man about town and well loved and admired for his service to his country and hometown.

Jim is predeceased by his first wife of 58 years Elvira (Nardone) Busa.

Jim is survived by his wife Marion A. (Ford) Fulton of Waltham, MA. He is also survived by his three children, Joanne M. Busa, James Busa, and Janice Busa; grandchildren Richard C Engrassia, Cheryl M. Routhier and Andrea J. DeLucia; great granchildren Nicholas, Samantha, Timothy, Andrew, Ella, Gracie, Aliya, Sophie, Savannah, Jack and Kyle.

Jim’s stepchildren, Kim Marchand, Scott Fulton, Pamela Morad, Linda Surro, and Bethany Aste along with his step grandchildren, Jeremy Surro, Emily Morad, Molly Morad, Joshua Morad and Jesse Aste-Powell.

His entire family will miss him dearly.

Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to gather and celebrate Jim's life and remember the love and friendship he shared with others during visiting hours on Tuesday, May 23 rd from 4 pm -7 pm from The Brasco and Sons Memorial Chapels, located 325 Trapelo Rd. Belmont. A Funeral Service in celebration of Jim ‘s life with a Mass of Christian burial will be held the following day, Wednesday May 24th at 10am at St. Luke’s Church, located 132 Lexington Street Belmont, MA. Parking Attendants will be available.

Burial with United States Army Military Honors will be held at the Massachusetts Veterans National Cemetery, MacArthur Blvd. in Bourne. For those who wish to pay their final respects, but are unable to attend, you are welcome to sign the guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made in Jim’s loving memory to The VFW Post #1272 in Belmont, MA.

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